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Cyonosaurus kitchingi Broom 1948 (therapsid)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida - Gorgonopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 340828

Alternative combination: Cyniscops kitchingi

Synonym: Alopecorhynchus rubidgei Brink and Kitching 1953 (taxon 340830)

Full reference: R. Broom. 1948. A Contribution to our Knowledge of the Vertebrates of the Karroo Beds of South Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 61(2):577-629

Belongs to Cyonosaurus according to D. S. Sigogneau-Russell 1989

Sister taxa: Cyniscopoides broomi, Cyonosaurus longiceps, Cyonosaurus rubidgei, Nanogorgon gracilis

Type specimens:

  • Cyonosaurus kitchingi: MMK 5028, a skull (A flattened and compressed skull). Its type locality is Blaaukrans, Graaff-Reinet, Cistecephalus AZ, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa.
  • Alopecorhynchus rubidgei: RC 51, a skull. Its type locality is Patrysfontein, Wellwood, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

Ecology: carnivore